Titusville Fire Department, Ember the Fire Safety Clown With Reminder About Fire Prevention Week
By Space Coast Daily // October 8, 2020
Fire Prevention Week began in 1922
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – Titusville Fire Department and Ember the Fire Safety Clown remind everyone about Fire Prevention Week.
“Today our very own Ember the fire safety clown reminds you to never clown around in the kitchen! Always keep a lid nearby when cooking on the stovetop. Never put a grease fire out with water and always have an exit plan,” said Titusville Fire Department.
Since 1922, the NFPA has sponsored the public observance of Fire Prevention Week.
In 1925, President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed Fire Prevention Week a national observance, making it the longest-running public health observance in our country.
During Fire Prevention Week, children, adults, and teachers learn how to stay safe in case of a fire. Firefighters provide lifesaving public education in an effort to drastically decrease casualties caused by fires.
Fire Prevention Week is observed each year during the week of October 9th in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire, which began on October 8, 1871, and caused devastating damage.
This horrific conflagration killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures, and burned more than 2,000 acres of land.